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    So I've had 4 out of 5 responses now.

    Sussex are asking for 280 points, I'm predicted BBD, which is 260 (which will be enough work as it is).

    I was just wondering if Unis ever accept students who haven't actually met their condition UCAS requirement?


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    Sometimes, but it's quite rare given the competition. The rest of your application would have to stand out in some way.
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    My brother got accepted when he was 20 points away from his offer. But he did extra stuff between applying and results day. And i wouldn't rely on it!
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    i have heard of uni's accepting people who are 20 points under what they require but i think it all depends on how many people apply to the course, along with how good your personal statement is i guess. or you could just forget your predicted grades and push for BBC and you wont have a problem
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    (Original post by Oscarb)
    So I've had 4 out of 5 responses now.

    Sussex are asking for 280 points, I'm predicted BBD, which is 260 (which will be enough work as it is).

    I was just wondering if Unis ever accept students who haven't actually met their condition UCAS requirement?


    Look forward to your replies

    - Oscar
    Usually with competition for university places at it's highest this year and continue to rise each year, some inidivduals are still accepted if they do not meet the entry requirements asked for. Usually those individuals would be asked by how many marks they missed the grade they were planned to get or some inidviduals will be accepted because of good work experiences and personal statements. Isn't there anyway you can try to move the D to a C perhaps retaking an exam or trying extra hard, or getting an A in one of the B's?
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    When I first went to uni, Reading asked for ABB to do law, I had a bad A Level year and only got BBC but I still got a place. I think if your application is strong in other parts, e.g. personal statement and reference, then the university may still consider you.
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    yeh i was offered BCD by dundee and got BDE and still got in im stil convinced it was a mistake tho :P
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    (Original post by Oscarb)
    So I've had 4 out of 5 responses now.

    Sussex are asking for 280 points, I'm predicted BBD, which is 260 (which will be enough work as it is).

    I was just wondering if Unis ever accept students who haven't actually met their condition UCAS requirement?


    Look forward to your replies

    - Oscar
    Yeah, they do. BUT it is purely down to chance and which Uni and course you have applied for. Predicted grades are an estimate only, and most Uni's give a little lee way with a grade here or there. It also depends on your refferance and your statement, if they are strong they will probably give you an offer for the 280 points (standard), but come results day they may accept you on 260. Brighton Uni offers a similae course with lower entry requirements if this happens on results day, so Sussex may do the same?
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    Yeah definately, due to me being ******* lazy and getting mediocre AS grades (Currently retaking a few exams to boost grades) my predicted grades were only BCC. Applied for Geography (F800) at Loughborough this year who wanted ABB or AAC, and got a conditional offer
    I'm sure I can achieve this, and it goes to show.. grades sometimes aren't EVERYTHING! As long as your application is strong in terms of PS and reference, you DO stand a chance!
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    You can be accepted but, given university competition, its unlikely. Good Luck
 
 
 

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